This is The Parrish Lantern’s third Christmas and, like the previous two, I still look around, check over my shoulder and think well I’m still here. Nobody’s called me out and declared what a fraud I must be, so……………. a big thanks to those that have followed since those Jurassic times and another to those who have come on board since – Thanks for contributing via comments, suggestions etc., thanks for visiting and a big thanks for being polite enough not to mention my failings. All that’s left for me to do is to offer you the best of this season’s greetings and may the coming year meet all of with your wishes.
Little Tree - E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
- Little tree
- little silent Christmas tree
- you are so little
- you are more like a flower
- who found you in the green forest
- and were you very sorry to come away?
- see i will comfort you
- because you smell so sweetly
- i will kiss your cool bark
- and hug you safe and tight
- just as your mother would,
- only don't be afraid
- look the spangles
- that sleep all the year in a dark box
- dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
- the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,
- put up your little arms
- and I'll give them all to you to hold
- every finger shall have its ring
- and there won't be a single place dark or unhappy
- then when you're quite dressed
- you'll stand in the window for everyone to see
- and how they'll stare!
- oh but you'll be very proud
- and my little sister and i will take hands
- and looking up at our beautiful tree
- we'll dance and sing
- "Noel Noel"
Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), popularly known as E. E. Cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as a preeminent voice of 20th century poetry.
This seasons joy to one and all from The Parrish Lantern.